The Federal-State Frost Warning Service, Lakeland, Florida has been investigating the use of wind machines for frost protection under Florida weather conditions for the past six years. Lake Garfield Nurseries Company of Bartow was the cooperator during all the investigations to date. Their machines were located in nursery and small tree plots, and the effectiveness of the machines on the 18" temperature profile was our primary concern. More recently, however, studies at standard shelter height have also been made in a bearing grapefruit grove. A summary of most investigations is available upon request from the Federal-State Frost Warning Service, Box 1058, Lakeland, Florida.
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